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Classical Languages (Greek, Joint Honors, TEP)

In choosing to study ancient Greek you will be learning to read, in the original language, the literature, thought and culture of one of the civilisations that shaped the western world. During the course of your studies you will read a wide variety of texts, including epic, tragedy, comedy, philosophy and history writing. Whether you are taking up Greek as a beginner or continuing your language studies, the main emphasis of the course is on studying ancient texts both as literature and as a gateway into culture and thought.

This course is combined with another subject chosen from a range of options within the area of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. We offer you the possibility of learning Greek as a beginner or of continuing your studies, if you have studied Greek at school (e.g. for the Leaving Certificate, 'A' level, or International and European Baccalaureate).

Joint Honors Greek B

Senior Freshman

In the Senior Freshman year, students may take 20 or 40 ECTS modules in Greek depending on the pathway followed. Modules include:

Junior Sophister

In the Junior Sophister Year, your module choices will depend on your chosen degree outcome (Joint Honors, Major with Minor). For full details, see the Classics Undergraduate Handbook (Joint Honors). Modules include:

Senior Sophister

20 ECTS Greek Topics from this list (options vary from year to year):

  • CLU44381 The Greek Novel
  • CLU44382 Plutarch
  • CLU43484 Greek Historians
  • CLU44385 Hellenistic Poetry
  • CLU44386 Wisdom and Tradition
  • CLU44390 Greek Lyric Poetry
  • CLU44391 How to be Happy

20 ECTS Special Subjects (Major award only) from this list:

Or from this list, subject to Departmental Approval:

Joint Honors Greek A

Senior Freshman

In the Senior Freshman year, students may take 20 or 40 ECTS modules in Greek depending on the pathway followed. Modules include:

Junior Sophister

In the Junior Sophister Year, your module choices will depend on your chosen degree outcome (Joint Honors, Major with Minor). For full details, see the Classics Undergraduate Handbook (Joint Honors). Modules include:

Senior Sophister

20 ECTS Greek Topics from this list (options vary from year to year):

  • CLU44381 The Greek Novel
  • CLU44382 Plutarch
  • CLU43484 Greek Historians
  • CLU44385 Hellenistic Poetry
  • CLU44386 Wisdom and Tradition
  • CLU44390 Greek Lyric Poetry
  • CLU44391 How to be Happy

20 ECTS Special Subjects (Major award only) from this list:

Or from this list, subject to Departmental Approval: